However, travellers from Oman, a single of its strongest markets more than the years, has observed a decline of 4 per cent.
The guests from Oman fell to 829,000 in 2018 from 862,000 in 2017, holding an all round fifth position.
While guests from Pakistan, an additional essential supply marketplace, witnessed a drop of 14 per cent from 598,000 to 513,000.
Helal Saeed Almarri, director common, Dubai Tourism commented, “The department remains focused on ensuring that Dubai becomes the number one most-visited city in the world in line with Dubai’s Tourism Strategy 2022-25. As such, throughout 2018, we developed and deployed a custom-market specific approach to our global outreach programmes to deeper penetrate our target markets and widen the sphere of influence and engagement with the Dubai proposition.”
Traditional strongholds have retained their affinity for the city’s location proposition, with India when once again crossing the 2mn mark and preserving its quantity a single position at the finish of 2018.
Saudi Arabia came in second with 1.6mn guests, representing a steady 3 per cent year-on-year development.
The UK, meanwhile, also retained its third location slot with 1.2mn British travellers going to the city in 2018.
Experiencing impressive encore performances with double-digit development to sustain their strength inside the best ten feeder markets, China, Russia and Germany continued their upward trajectory in 2018.
China rose to the quantity 4 position, with tourism volumes increasing 12 per cent in year-on-year development to bring in 857,000 Chinese vacationers in 2018.
Russia skilled a considerable 28 per cent development to move up two areas landing at sixth position with 678,000 guests in 2018, as each China and Russia continued to advantage from the introduction of UAE visa-on-arrival visitor regulations and improved air capacity into the emirate.
German vacationers continued to develop as 2018 welcomed an impressive 567,000 vacationers, exhibiting a 12 per cent improve more than 506,000 guests in 2017.
The US came in as the seventh best supply marketplace with 656,000 guests in 2018 representing an improve of 4 per cent although the Philippines entered the best 10 for the really very first time with 387,000 vacationers to Dubai.
Owing to productive ongoing location marketing and advertising methods, Dubai also welcomed 348,000 overnight guests from France, with the nation increasing two ranks and seeing a 17 per cent year-on-year improve although Italy witnessed a nine per cent development.
A stellar 36 per cent spike from Nigeria brought the marketplace back into the best 20, with 185,000 Nigerians going to Dubai in 2018.
These powerful performances helped balance the decline in visitation from powerful-hold markets like Oman and Pakistan.
Information Source: Muscat Daily